Kristen Haug uses a small torch to repair a setting in a gold ring at Marks Jewelers, 817 Mass.
Bruce Barlow, of BKB Leather, works on a boot heel in his shop. Barlow says he stays busy in his repair business because people bring in sentimental items for repair.
Alan Truong, foreground right, repairs a turn-of-the-century clock while designer and goldsmith Fred Ohse, left, works on a custom ring in Marks Jewelers repair shop upstairs at their 817 Mass. store.
Bruce Barlow, of BKB Leather, repairs a boot Wednesday in his shop, 811 Elm St. Barlow has worked with leather for 22 years. He now repairs boots, purses, belts and most any personal items made of leather.